Friday, December 05, 2008

Over Booked


The most overwhelming task involved in downsizing is pruning our book collection before we move. There are books in every room of the house, except the dining room and many of the bookshelves are overstuffed. That's what happens when you haven't moved in more than 20 years!

I'm selling some books to Half-Price Books, but it would take multiple trips to get rid of them all with very little return. Our books are not suitable for the Literacy Council because they are above the reading level they need. Anyone have a suggestion of other groups that want donated books?

8 comments:

DannyG said...

On one move I donated several hundred books to a school library. Depending on topic perhaps you could find a high school, junior college, or small college whose library would benefit from your (tax deductible) donation.

Rev Dave said...

I'll be by later with the u-haul. Don't tell Kim. We've got enough book already, but if you're giving yours away free...

ellbee said...

I suspect that any church-theology-related books would be very welcome at a Presbytery Resource center.

Your house sounds very much like mine; we have 4 book people (3 generations). In fact I have this semester's text books on a shelf in our dining room, since that's where I study each night! Not every kitchen boasts a Greek NT just below Rachel Raye's 30-minute meals...

Presbyterian Gal said...

I always donate mine to the public library. If they can't use them, they sell them in their book sale.

Quotidian Grace said...

Thanks for the good suggestions. I had thought of the resource center, but most of those books I'm keeping for myself!

I hadn't thought the public library could use them for a book sale even if they didn't want them for their collection. I'll check into that. Thanks, PG!

Anonymous said...

Or ask at a local hospital. Sometimes if there are "family waiting rooms" there will be books and games - usually if it's on a floor that requires a lot of waiting (i.e., days rather than hours) like cardiology, neonatal, any ICU or CCU floor...

St. Lukes, maybe?

A. Lin said...

I have heard of prisons that accept reading material.

Ruby said...

Our local AAUW chapter has a huge book sale every year to fund scholarships. The library is great. Prisons aren't a great bet because they often have limitations on what they'll take.